Archive: December 2013


  • December 30, 2013

New Growth Appears and the Old Gives Way

Yesterday my father joined Facebook. He is 81. Always ready to face a new frontier. He has let go of his reservations to join a new community, ready to explore …

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  • December 23, 2013

Time Outside Time

Transformational rituals are sometimes referred to as time outside time. By this we mean that we have set aside a day or so for non-ordinary events to take place. Examples …

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  • December 16, 2013

Time for a Year End Review

Every December this is what I do: I review my personal calendar. Because I keep every appointment electronically, it’s as simple as opening up my laptop. I take an hour …

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  • December 9, 2013

Take Time Out to Get an Edge

I am in San Francisco attending the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting of over 20,000, a meeting of amazing breadth and depth.  It is my pleasure to serve on the …

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  • December 2, 2013

Do Something that Makes you Deeply Happy

I first met the CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Tony Cancelosi, in the summer of 2009. I was looking for a leader of a nonprofit who was applying …

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  • December 1, 2013

John Graham Identifies 3 Future Trends

John Graham identified three emerging trends impacting associations when I interviewed him at the inaugural gathering of CEOs focused on Association Transformation.  19 CEOs were in attendance to hear his …

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